Special Issue 2017
Communities and local sustainable development
Sustainable development depends on empowering and enhancing the ability of local communities and local stakeholders to complement efforts made at the global level. The slogan promoted by Agenda 21, ”Think globally, act locally” is currently more relevant than ever before. Local communities need to respond to a broad set of challenges regarding land uses, economic development, education, social fairness, etc. in creative ways, which integrate the three traditional pillars of sustainable development: environment, society and economy.
The topic of local sustainable development is quite broad, thus we welcome any original contributions on (however not limited to): sustainability planning as a counterpoint to traditional planning practices, sustainability metrics, sustainability reporting, environmental management systems, sustainable land use and smart growth, finance mechanisms that will support local investments and innovations for sustainability, learning and knowledge sharing, and strengthening indigenous and community voices in national and international policy processes, etc.
The special issue comes out in December, thus the articles should be submitted before 1st of September 2017.